I will fight to equip our state and local officials with all available tools to combat illegal immigration.
While the Federal government continues to intrude and encroach in matters it has no concern, it is derelict in some of its most important responsibilities such as protecting our borders. The Federal government has failed in its duty to enforce the nation's immigration laws. Due to this failure, states, including Alabama, face the burden of dealing with illegal immigrants. Alabama must reclaim its police powers to protect the public welfare by enforcing its existing laws and enacting tough new laws addressing illegal aliens, Mexican drug cartels and human trafficking. I will fight to equip our state and local officials with the tools and resources they need to effectively enforce our immigration laws, through programs such as 287(g). Businesses should be using the E-Verify system. I will work closely with my friend Sen. Jeff Sessions in his efforts to strengthen states' abilities and powers to deal with illegal immigration and above all stop amnesty for those who entered this country illegally.